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SABMiller PLC - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 3456U
  SABMiller PLC
  13 May 2008


TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which
voting rights are attached:
SABMiller plc

2. Reason for the notification (place an X inside the appropriate bracket/s)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: (  )

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the
acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: ( )

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: ( )

Other (please specify): Shareholding below 5% (DT5.1.2) ( x )

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation:
Public Investment Corporation

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):
Government of the Republic of South Africa

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or
reached    if different):
    N/A

6. Date on which issuer notified:
9 May 2008

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:
    5%

8. Notified details:

A: Voting rights attached to shares


 Class/type of shares if              Situation previous to the Triggering transaction
 possible using the ISIN CODE

 GB0004835483                    Number of shares          Number of voting Rights


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

 Class/type of shares if         Number of shares    Number of voting rights  %
of voting rights
 possible using the ISIN CODE

 GB0004835483                    Direct    Indirect  Direct        Indirect   Direct    Indirect
  Ordinary shares                                     55,795,729               3.7054%

B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction

 Type of financial instrument  Expiration Date    Exercise/Conversion  Number of
voting      % of voting rights
                                                         Period/ Date  rights that may be
                                                                       acquired if the
                                                                       instrument is
                                                                       exercised/
                                                                       converted.

  N/A

Total (A+B)
 Number of voting rights  % of voting rights
  55,795,729              3.7054%

9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:

        N/A

Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:
    N/A

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:
    N/A

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:
    N/A

13. Additional information:
Under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, PIC reported in May 2007 that its
shareholding (as at 20 March 2007) was 5.47%.

PIC's shareholding fell below 5% from 4 June 2007.  SABMiller did not receive
notification under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules at this time.

PIC's shareholding fell below 4% between October and November 2007.  SABMiller
did not receive notification under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules at this
time.

Between November 2007 to 25 April 2008, PIC's shareholding has decreased from
3.90% to 3.67%.

SABMiller has been informed that PIC has provided the FSA with monthly reports
for January to March 2008.

14. Contact name:
Bill Warner, Assistant Company Secretary

15. Contact telephone number:
+44 (0) 1483 264268
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